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Prachi Ja, 16, competes in the women's semifinals (Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Prachi Ja, 16, competes in the women's semifinals at the ITTF North America Cup in Pleasantville. (April 21, 2013)

Table tennis stars compete in Pleasantville for ITTF Cup

The 2013 ITTF North America Cup was hosted at the Westchester Table Tennis Center in Pleasantville. The center is co-owned by Will Shortz, the New York Times crossword puzzle editor, who is an avid table tennis enthusiast. (April 21, 2013)

Prachi Ja, 16, competes in the women's semifinals
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Prachi Ja, 16, competes in the women's semifinals at the ITTF North America Cup in Pleasantville. (April 21, 2013)

Prachi Ja, 16, competes in the women's semifinals
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Prachi Ja, 16, competes in the women's semifinals at the ITTF North America Cup in Pleasantville. (April 21, 2013)

Lucy Ma of the U.S. competes against Annie
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Lucy Ma of the U.S. competes against Annie Coulombe of Canada in the women's semifinals at the ITTF North America Cup in Pleasantville. (April 21, 2013)

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Ariel Hsing, 17, concentrates during the women's semifinals
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Ariel Hsing, 17, concentrates during the women's semifinals at the ITTF North America Cup in Pleasantville. (April 21, 2013)

Prachi Ja, 16, competes in the women's semifinals
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Prachi Ja, 16, competes in the women's semifinals at the ITTF North America Cup in Pleasantville. (April 21, 2013)

Ariel Hsing, 17, serves in the women's semifinals
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Ariel Hsing, 17, serves in the women's semifinals at the ITTF North America Cup in Pleasantville. (April 21, 2013)

Prachi Ja, 16, competes against Ariel Hsing, 17,
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Prachi Ja, 16, competes against Ariel Hsing, 17, in the women's semifinals at the ITTF North America Cup in Pleasantville. (April 21, 2013)

Michelle Liaw of Canada competes against Amand Malek
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Michelle Liaw of Canada competes against Amand Malek of the U.S. at the ITTF North America Cup at The Westchester Table Tennis Center in Pleasantville. (April 21, 2013)

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Lucy Ma of the U.S. competes against Annie
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

Lucy Ma of the U.S. competes against Annie Coulombe of Canada in the women's semifinals at the ITTF North America Cup in Pleasantville. (April 21, 2013)

New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz
(Credit: Elizabeth Daza)

New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz is co-owner and manager of The Westchester Table Tennis Center in Pleasantville. The center is the site of the 2013 ITTF North America Cup. (April 21, 2013)

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